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  1. I specifically stopped collecting POPs because the exclusives were such a pain. I think companies don't adequately account for the downside of this strategy. If I was actually into vinimates (I've only picked a few up at deep discounts) I'd be pretty upset by the Green Lantern exclusive.

  2. On 2/22/2020 at 4:16 PM, funkguerilla said:

    If someone wants to buy a figure, the wave number probably won't stop them; they might say it does, but I don't believe it.  High wave numbers (or issue numbers) is an easy excuse to not buy something, but if it wasn't there, I think they'd just find a different excuse.  

    I agree with this. The only real obstacle I can see is important characters you want not being available and that's less a problem with minimates than most lines.

  3. I suppose it's good news for the brand that Black Widow minimates are going to be made but after DST botched the selection of Endgame minimates so badly the prospect of further MCU minimates isn't as exciting as it used to be, the way they handled that movie (and Infinity War) has made me go from practically an MCU completist to a disinterested cherry picker. DST often does some of their best work on smaller movies though so maybe there's a chance for a few interesting figures.

  4. 7 hours ago, thereasonsy said:

    It’s appalling to me that they don’t have waves auto shipped to Ivan and posted on the database before onsale considering how much people use that site.

    100% agreed. Ivan's probably done more for minimates than anyone that actually works at DST. No other toy line has a resource that's as comprehensive and easy to use as the MMDB and I have no doubt it's driven lots of sales.

  5. On 1/25/2020 at 4:38 AM, buttheadsmate said:

    I want to go on record to say that whatever happens to the Minimate line it will be nothing to do with the quality of the product that is currently being produced. 

    I have my grumbles about many things about the line but the general standard of the actual 'mates is exceptional , never better.  

    I'm of two minds about this. From the perspective of executing a design DST is doing a great job. For example, the QR suits from Endgame are really well done as far as tampos and paint go, they're just not very accurate to the movie because they used concept art. As a package though I'm consistently finding current minimates disappointing. I think alternate parts and effects stands gave this line a lot of it's energy and the build-a-minimate has taken that away. Instead of wave 48, where I didn't really like the costumes but ended up loving the wave, there's 78, where I liked the costumes but ended up being indifferent to the wave and thought Multiple Man was an embarrassment. And, yes, I know a lot of collectors will disagree with me because they prioritize quantity of characters over everything.

    As far as DST not changing things up more, that's easy: It's just not worth it, there aren't enough of us buying them. It's wishful thinking to assume there's some sort of silver bullet that will turn minimates into a sales juggernaut.

  6. I got out and stayed out for quite a while but broke down and bought my school mascot and Venomized Daredevil because I loved the design. They're always making something tempting.

  7. 11 hours ago, thereasonsy said:

    That's more a Walgreens issue.  They haven't managed to figure out pick up in store which is weird given that's basically what the pharmacy does.

    That's funny because I just ordered some McFarlane Fortnite figures from Walgreens with in store pickup last night.

  8. I'm more sad to find that I don't really care much that it's canceled. That's not about the lineup, even though the two I really wanted looked kind of mediocre, I've just given up on minimates as a whole and started thinking of them as something I used to collect.

  9. I made one that I think I posted but it didn't have the bandage. Mine was just the minimate in that costume that we have with some of the gear removed and the lower arms swapped with some from a movie Hawkeye and slightly modified so left and right were correct.

  10. On 9/26/2019 at 11:53 AM, youbastards said:

    I just shake my head at the constant Spidey web alignment issues that have been happening for years.  I can't believe Marvel would be pleased with this consistantly poor output.  The weird thing is that this wasn't a problem for the bulk of the early waves, but really became consistent during the TRU waves around 2012.

    If they were a little off now and then it would be one thing but they've produced a lot that are as bad as the one pictured above and very few that are really good. Obviously it's not a priority for DST.

  11. It's a bit confusing since we were originally expecting them later and then head September.

    My minimate enthusiasm must have dropped dramatically because those shots did nothing to get me excited for the wave.

  12. On 7/25/2019 at 4:58 AM, BuffaloDelorean said:

    Groot's also in the movies, though, and he got left out despite actually being a part of what this wave seems to be based on. And there aren't any other Asgardians of the Galaxy here, but there are missing Guardians.

    I don't mind the lineup we're getting (although I would have preferred a few more comic versions of the movie team and a Gladiator), but it seems kind of arbitrary.

    Arbitrary lineups is kind of DST's thing. I suspect a lot of it comes down to who they could do a halfway decent job of with existing parts. Most of the logic for the lineup is just working backwards from there.

  13. 17 hours ago, Mattallica said:

    Dst doesnt adhere to the old adage of "something worth doing is worth doing right or not at all"

    he wears a helmet with 3d projections on it not a slipover mask ala spiderman 

    Right? It's a shame because great design that did even minor characters justice was a strength of the line, now it's the exception.


    17 hours ago, youbastards said:

    Getting a sculpted helmet for Darkhawk in Wave 79 would require a tooling budget, apparently Minimates budget has been redistributed to make more $40 PVC GameStop statues.

    It certainly looks like avoiding tooling was a priority for this wave. Even Cosmic Ghost Rider (who I'd be totally pumped for if I wasn't so disappointed in Darkhawk) doesn't get his guns.


    12 hours ago, Chooch said:

    The curse of doing a modern comic set of toys is that the costumes are outdated by the time they hit retail in most cases.  Minimates seems to be the exception, but I don't know that Gamora will still be in that get-up and Moondragon already isn't if the pic above is accurate.

    Pretty sure that look for Gamora is already outdated.


    8 hours ago, Gillbob316 said:

    No offense intended to his fans, but I personally don't know or care enough about Darkhawk to be concerned by how his helmet is realized.

    Cool, which of your favorite minor characters would you like to see done poorly?

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